7 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

7 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

Start: Gaborone, Botswana
Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Graskop, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Hazyview, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Gaborone, Botswana

2
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park journey builder app .

Gaborone, Botswana to Kruger National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Gaborone in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Kruger National Park, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Graskop.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

1
night
Graskop, South Africa

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, stroll through Wonder View, then admire all the interesting features of Panorama Route, then take in panoramic vistas at God's Window, and finally make a trip to Pilgrims Rest.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Graskop vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Graskop takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Graskop, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Graskop

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Bourkes' Luck Potholes, God's Window
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
God's Window ©
God's Window

1
night
Hazyview, South Africa

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, then stroll through The Elephant Sanctuary, and then stop by Katundo Leather Shop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hazyview travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Graskop to Hazyview takes an hour. October in Hazyview sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ezulwini.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

1
night
Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Ezulwini ©
Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swazi Trails Adventure Day Tours. On the 2nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Mantenga Cultural Village, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and then stop by Swazi Candles. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with Swazi Trails Adventure Day Tours.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ezulwini holiday planner .

You can drive from Hazyview to Ezulwini in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ezulwini

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Mantenga Cultural Village, Swazi Candles
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Mantenga Cultural Village ©
Mantenga Cultural Village
Swazi Candles ©
Swazi Candles

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